Marguerite Jackson is working on her master’s degree in biotechnology with an emphasis in stem cell technology and lab management from California State University, Channel Islands. Her studies focus on differentiating induced pluripotent stem cells and modeling of neurodevelopmental disorders in neurons, with a focus on SATB2-associated syndrome.
Phillip Kenny, PhD, received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral work focused on understanding expression of genes involved in Fragile X Disease. Dr. Kenny’s interest at the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute is focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pediatric neurogenetic disorders. Specific research applications include using induced pluripotent stem cells to generate cortical neurons for disease modeling that can assist in understanding neurodevelopmental (GAND and SAS) and neurodegenerative disease (CLN6).
Maria Gabriela Otero, PhD, received her doctoral degree in medical science from the University of Buenos Aires. Her doctoral work focused on the axonal transport properties of the proteasome complex and its relevance to Alzheimer's disease. Her interest at the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute is focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of pediatric neurogenetic disorders causing neurodegenerative and developmental disease. Otero’s work involves using induced pluripotent stem cells to look at cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease.